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Game 2: Blue 16 – Red 12

batterThe CWBL played it’s first 9am game of the season, and it was clear that the Blue team had all the early birds, as they started the game by scoring 10 runs in the bottom of the first, led by Maria, Annie and Peggy Sue who each drove in two runs. Red came right back and won the second inning, but was still down 10-2 after two. Blue scored 3 in the third and were threatening to score more, but Red catcher Amy threw out a runner trying to steal third to end the inning. After a quiet fourth for both teams, Red got on the board again on a two-run single by Kristen. Blue came out swinging in their half, with six of the first seven batters singling to drive in three and load the bases with one out. Red’s defense again ended the threat with a nifty 2-3 double play turned by catcher Penny. The Big Blue Machine was poised to score more runs in the seventh, as it’s top three batters – Kellie, Annie and Peggy Sue – all reached base for the fifth time in as many at bats. Red reliever Amy came in with bases loaded, no out and the cleanup hitter at the plate and, with the help of her defense, retired the next three batters while giving up no runs. Inspired, or perhaps now just fully awake, Red banged out 7 runs in the last two innings, but it wasn’t enough as Blue maintained their early lead from start to finish with a final of 16-12. The Blue team was lead at the plate by Minda with 3 hits,  Jess, Maria, Heather, Peggy Sue and Annie who all had 2, and Heather on the mound with 5 strikeouts. Kristen led all hitters on the Red team with 3 hits and 3 RBI while Christine had another two hit game and Zoe blasted a 2-run double. Congratulations to Jodee and Christina, who got their first CWBL hits and to Val for robbing Laura of her first with a diving catch in centerfield.